Hitachi pushes out 1TB hard drive

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  1. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    Link.

    Using perpendicular recording to get there, Hitachi yesterday announced their 7K1000, the first 1 terabyte hard drive I've ever seen. With SATA & PATA interfaces let's hope we see this in the new mac pro next week!


     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Awesome! :D

    Looking forward to getting a few of those someday.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    only $400?! color me surprised.

    this is just plain awesome.
     
  4. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I know that they announced that they hoped to make some, but I'm not sure if they actually released them or gave a price.
     
  5. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    If its truly $400, say goodbye to "high" priced HDDs.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    A $400 MSRP at launch really is a good deal. IIRC, Seagate's 750 GB drive launched at an MSRP of about $600 last year. Prices quickly sank to the $400-$450 range within a few weeks, and it can now be had for about $330.

    Excellent news.
     
  7. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    That's awesome! Sounds like they are cheap enough to set up a RAID configuration for even more speed, space and reliability too. I remember the days when you had to purchase expensive SCSI Cheetah drives to get even close to the capacity and speed necessary for rendering or video capture.
     
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    only 400? i knew the spec list but not a price, thats going to be great.
     
  10. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Man, for $1600 you could have 4TB in a Mac Pro? That's pretty incredible. I just paid $90 for three 320GB drives...maybe in two years 1TB drives will be the same!! :p
     
  11. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    *drools to death*

    mmm......

    Just what I needed. :D

    I'm running out of space fast on my PC.

    I'd have to buy a SATA controller too though. :(
     
  12. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Suggested retail of $400. So it may be lower than that...:D
     
  13. bigandy macrumors G3

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    $400 is fantastic. Yet over here I bet it'll be £400 ($800) :mad:

    *disappears to throw insults at inanimate objects*
     
  14. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Awesome, just awesome! I'd love to get one of those... any chance you can use it as an external HD and plug it into my eMac?
     
  15. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    Yummy! PMR, 7200RPM, looks like good access times, and did anyone else notice that HUGE cache?
    :D

    Yes. All eMacs had FireWire, so you could easily slap it into a FireWire 400 external drive case.
     
  16. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    HAD? Wow, that made my eMac feel really, really old! :p
    (emphasis added by me)

    Still, 1 Tb is just mouth-watering. This just makes my 40 Gb internal HD look puny
     
  17. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Not necessarily, it comes in a PATA version too.
     
  18. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

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    I wonder if we'll soon see a 14T Xserve Raid.
     
  19. ShermDog macrumors regular

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    Can't wait for this to come out. I'll take two. It'll be nice to have all my home movies on HD rather than several DVDs so I can easily access them through front row.
     
  20. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    $400 sounds pretty darn good to me...

    Maybe this will knock the price down on the 500s and 750s. I could use a 750 to tide me over until I get my next Mac.
     
  21. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I notice that OWC is selling 2 Maxtor 500GB SATA drives with PCI controller for $359...being able to get a single (and probably faster) 1TB drive for just $50 more is pretty good.

    I've had pretty good luck with Hitachi/IBM drives.
     
  22. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I wish I'd had good luck.

    If the thing is reliable, I'm all for it but pushing the price down by removing reliability just isn't a great idea unless you're able to use them in a RAID configuration.
     
  23. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    See, I haven't had much luck with Maxtors, or Quantum.
     

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